Germán García Ocaña (Navas del Rey, Spain, 1930)
Pilar Mínguez López (Guadalajara, Spain, 1927)
They are the grandparents of María Sánchez García (EVS collaborator at GENDERMUSEUM and creator of #SaveGenderMuseum). Germán and Pilar have always supported her granddaughter in all her projects, studies and adventures.
Pilar used to be a popular dressmaker (with all her sisters) in Guadalajara city, Spain. And German used to be an oficial worker in INSALUD (National Health Institute).
Nowadays both of them are retired. They have a beautiful family of 13 members and they live peacefully at city center.
They have spent their lifetime giving back.
Thanks Pilar and Germán!
María Sánchez García (Guadalajara, Spain, 1985) visual and conceptual artist, also known as Pimienta Sánchez.
PhD candidate at Fine Arts University in Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Sociology and Communication Departament, investigating the relation between Art, artists, and Social Networks.
European Voluntary Service (EVS) in Eastern Ukraine during almost one year in Kharkiv. María worked at Municipal Art Gallery, Literature Museum, GENDERMUSEUM and many art exhibitions and initiatives in the city.
At the beggining of 2015, Maria started “#SaveGenderMuseum” as her personal final project for her EVS.
Since 2012 María Sánchez has participated in many conferences, proceedings and meetings about Art, Culture and Communication.
Since 2010, Official Board Member and Country Director at InMediTerraneum Internation Videoart Festival (IMT).
Since 2013, Regional Director in Castilla-La Mancha of “Miradas de Mujeres” National Art Festival, Spain.
She has worked as a Community Manager in IMT, ARTifariti, intransit (Young Artist Platform), Foro_Sur_Caceres_2013 (International Art Encounters), LabLatino and many other private companies.
She has also followed different courses and lectures in other european educational centers like Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design of London and Université de France.
María has participated in collective art exhibitions and Art residencies in different countries: HUB Madrid (Madrid, Spain) , Galería Rita Castellote (Madrid, Spain), Shedhalle (Zürich, Switzerland), Section Culture de la Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France) MAMCO (Geneve, Switzerland), CAC Madrid (Madrid, Spain), ARTLESS en (Hämeenkyrö, Finland) , Galería EMMA (Madrid, Spain) , Elora Center for the Arts (Elora, Canada) and Wellington County Museum (Ontario, Canada)
2008/09 MBA Art Market and Related Businesses, Nebrija University, Business School, Madrid, Spain.
2008 Critical, Curatorial and Cybermedia (CCC) Studies at Haute École d’Art et Design, Geneve, Switzerland.
2003/08 BA – Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
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